Maduro’s win validated in Venezuela

Opposition had called for recount in tight race; protests quickly break out

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 1:22 a.m.

Venezuela’s electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez’s successor Monday, apparently ignoring opposition demands for a recount as anti-government protests broke out in the bitterly polarized nation.

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